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A Palestine Affairby Jonathan Wilson
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In British-occupied Palestine after World War I, Mark Bloomberg, a beleaguered London painter, and Joyce, his American wife, witness the murder of a prominent Orthodox Jew. Joyce, a non-Jew and ardent Zionist, is drawn into an affair with the British investigating officer, while Mark seeks solace in the exotic colors and contours of the Middle Eastern landscape. Each of the three has come to Palestine to escape grief, and yet—caught in the crosshairs of history—they will all be forced to confront the very issues they hoped to leave behind in this swift and sensuous novel of artful concealment and roiling passions.
Jonathan Wilson was born in London in 1950 and educated at the universities of Essex, Oxford, and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has lived in the United States since 1976, with a four-year interlude in Jerusalem. He is the
A disillusioned London painter, Mark Bloomberg takes on a propaganda commission in British-ruled Palestine of the 1920s, where he and his American wife, Joyce, become eyewitness to the murder of a prominent Orthodox Jew near their home, a crime that becomes a test of their ideals and marriage. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
About the Author
Jonathan Wilson is the author of a novel and a book of short stories. He is chair of the English Department at Tufts University and lives in Newton, Massachusetts.
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